“And they will KNOW that I am the LORD…”

Ezek. 29:19 I will give the land of Egypt to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.

From the ESV Online Study Bible:

This prophecy was given in 571 b.c. (see note on vv. 17–21), and Nebuchadnezzar conquered Egypt in 568 (this is described in detail in Jeremiah 43–44 and also recorded in Josephus, Jewish Antiquities 10.180–182). Egypt was subsequently subject to Persian rule (beginning in 525 b.c.), was conquered by Alexander the Great and made part of his empire in 332, and was conquered by the Romans and became part of the Roman Empire in 31.

It happened just as God said it would.  God is sovereign over ALL of history.  And what is the main point in Ezekiel 29-30?  Go back and read the chapters, underlining each time you see the phrase, “and they will KNOW that I am the LORD…”

Paul tells us in Philippians 2:10 that “at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”  EVERY knee, Egyptian or not, WILL bow in submission to Jesus and will KNOW that He is LORD.  I want to be a part of the great gathering who are described in the last verse of Ezekiel 28, just before today’s passage.  There the prophet speaks of Israel, gathered from the peoples (and Paul speaks of “true Israel” in Romans that includes all who are “in Christ”) who “KNOW that I am the LORD their God.”

Indeed, Revelation 7:9-12 says  “After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God,  saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”


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